Ernie Fletcher

(Ernest Lee Fletcher)

Ernie Fletcher
Ernie Fletcher
  • Born: November 12, 1952
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician

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Ernest Lee Fletcher is an American physician and politician. In 1998, he was elected to the first of three consecutive terms in the United States House of Representatives; he resigned in 2003 after being elected the 60th governor of Kentucky and served until 2007. Prior to his entry into politics, Fletcher was a family practice physician and a Baptist lay minister. He is the second physician to be elected Governor of Kentucky; the first was Luke P. Blackburn in 1879. He is a member of the Republican Party.

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No one can have 33,000 employees and not do something wrong or have one of them do something wrong. Scandals
The “Kentucky – Unbridled Spirit” logo replaces the previous “Education Pays” logo which should no longer be used. Please use “Kentucky – Unbridled Spirit” alone and not in conjunction with “Education Pays.” Slogans & Mottoes
A government of, for and by the people, requires much from the people. Government
Education is our greatest opportunity to give an irrevocable gift to the next generation. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
Government cannot do everything, so we need to first decide what government ought to be doing, then figure out what it's capable of doing, and then follow the jobs we choose to completion. Government
I cannot allow state government to continue to be consumed by this game of political 'gotcha.' Government
I would like this to be a new day. I would hope now that we can focus on doing the people's business. Hope ;Business, Commerce & Finance
My vision for Kentucky is a Commonwealth where there is so much economic opportunity, and our quality of life is so high, that people who are born here can stay here, and people who aren't fortunate enough to be born in Kentucky, can look forward to locating here. Life
State government has too often been used to look out for the insiders and not the citizens. This has insulated poverty from progress, and need from remedy. Government
This foundational principle - that human beings derive their rights from God, rather than from the State, or any other source - is what made America different. Religion & God
We will attract more people to Kentucky by lowering our income tax rate. In fact, lowering the income tax rate is the single most important thing we can do to create opportunity.
Whenever I am among my fellow Governors, I am struck by how many face the same education improvement issues. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training